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Venetian Ball MaskA fantastic event in every sense of the word!

Our Masquerade evenings enable guests to immerse themselves in the experience of an authentic masked ball. They are tremendous fun, and perhaps the ultimate escape. At a traditional Venetian masked ball, guests leave their identity at the door as they don their choice of mask: they are invited to take on a new character which is allowed to be taken over by vibrant music and dance.

Frivolous this may sound, but this evening of fun and games is also a fantastic way for your guests to get in touch with and enjoy their inner creativity. In addition to providing an orchestra of specialists in baroque music, transporting your guests to 18th Century Venice through their authentic sound, our dancing master gives guidance to all those who wish to move authentically to the music.

Masked Ball CarnivalSupplemented by fine food and drink, we guarantee that by the end of the evening, when they take off their masks, your guests will have had an unforgettable experience!

A party yes (and what a party!) and also a fantastic mould-breaking way to begin or end a transformative conference or corporate event.

Conference Package: Venetian Masked Ball (opening event)/Orchestrating Success (Business Workshops)/Viennese Ball (concluding event)

With Sinfonia Verdi as orchestra in residence for your conference everyone can be enthused by the power of music to uplift, connect, educate and entertain!

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Viennese BallA sumptuous celebration made up of social dancing with wonderful live music in the authentic Strauss Waltz tradition, plus games and entertainments creating an evening to remember for enthusiasts, novice dancers and listeners alike.

David Murphy (Sinfonia Verdi’s music director) has conducted much research into the Viennese Waltz tradition, and our dancing master is on hand with authentic dancing guidance: thus a Sinfonia Verdi Viennese Ball is the real thing!

Beginning with the traditional champagne reception at 8pm the ball runs until midnight, closing with the traditional “Midnight Quadrille” which concludes an evening of fine food, wine and entertainment. Clients often follow this with a disco through to the early hours.

A fantastic stand alone celebration, or a wonderful way to conclude a corporate conference.

Conference Package: Venetian Masked Ball (opening event)/Orchestrating Success (Business Workshops)/Viennese Ball (concluding event)

With Sinfonia Verdi as orchestra in residence for your conference everyone can be enthused by the power of music to uplift, connect, educate and entertain!

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Frederick the Great Musical SalonThe salon tradition was conceived in Italy in the 16th century and flowered particularly in France throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The musical salon is an Enlightenment gathering where creative people including artists, writers and musicians would perform for, debate with and inspire each other. It is now enjoying a 21st Century renaissance.

During the Enlightenment, salons played a vital role in the creation of artistic, musical, literary and political ideas that changed the course of history. Sinfonia Verdi’s musical salons are modelled on this tradition. In an intimate setting, we introduce our performance informally (but also rigorously!) and this performance is followed by a lively discussion beginning with questions the music throws up, and often branching out into literature, art or politics.

The playwright Damian Barr humorously summed up the salon experience as follows: “It’s an Enlightenment idea. You can talk to people, flirt, get drunk and still feel you’ve done something meaningful.”

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